Jungle Media has been hired to capture the stories and perspectives about the history of Ernst Irrigation. In various forms, businesses related to the Ernst name have been serving the Willamette Valley since 1873.
Francois Ernst established a shoe shop upon his arrival in the “French Prairie” region of Northern Marion County. In 1910, his son, Henry founded Ernst Hardware. Since then there have been a variety of owners and families involved in the company that is now known as Ernst Irrigation. To date, Jungle Media has already captured interviews with over a dozen key family members and employees. Over the coming weeks, the pieces of the story that describe the trusted business admired by so many Willamette Valley farmers will be assembled.